What: The Tour Championship
When: September 21st – 24th
Where: East Lake Golf Club
2016 Winner: Rory McIlroy (-12)
Purse: $8.75MM ($1.58 to the winner)
The Tour Championship is the final part of PGA Playoffs. The top 30 golfers will participate this weekend (down from the 70 that participated last week in the BMW Championship).
Course: East Lake Golf Club. This par 70, 7,385 yard course in Atlanta hosts the FedEx Championship. It was created in 1904 and built by Donald Ross and Reese Jones with a 76.2 course rating. It underwent a transformation from one of the worst project areas to a beautiful and vibrant bucolic area. The fairways are generous with a few rolling hills, traps and lakes sprinkled throughout. I’m partial to hole 8 with a nice lake running alongside and traps to complement. Hole 8 provides a great visual for the beauty that is in this course.
Dustin Johnson. Four for Four on top ten finishes here (6th, 5th, 5th, 5th). Last 6 tournaments include five top 20 finishes and a 33rd place finish last week at the BMW Championship. This one seems like as good a bet as any.
Paul Casey. I don’t care that he finished 33rd last week, he has back to back top ten finishes here and I’m riding him YET. AGAIN. His last 10 tournaments: 33rd, 4th, 5th, 13th, 5th, 11th, 5th, 26th, 10th and 22nd.
Justin Thomas. 2nd in the FedEx Cup ranking just 200 points behind Jordan and I think he is going to win the 2017 FedEx Cup (just barely).
Jon Rahm. Keep riding him for the final tournament, he is back among the elite players.
Jason Dufner. The gif of him making the cut (showing us seductive Dufner) has me laughing but in seriousness he has 2 top ten finishes in his last 3 appearances here.
Current Stats on picks so far this season:
A Golfers: Avg finish 44th (32nd percentile)
B Golfers: Avg finish: 47th (35th percentile)
C Golfers: Avg finish: 52nd (39th percentile)
Sleepers: Avg finish 44th (33rd percentile)
2017 average 135 golfers per tournament.